Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Sai KungHong Kong SAR

Take a break from the bustling city streets to visit this charming fishing town, known for its casual seafood restaurants and nearby hiking trails.

Located in the Sai Kung Peninsula in the northeast New Territories, Sai Kung Town, or simply Sai Kung, is famous for its numerous restaurants serving fresh seafood. It’s also a starting point for beach excursions and hiking trails in the nearby hills.

It takes about two hours to get to Sai Kung by public transportation from downtown Hong Kong. Most locals insist it’s worth the trip and often spend the whole weekend relaxing in the area.

The town sits at the foot of the hills of Ma On Shan Country Park. Despite recent development, the area still retains much of its old-world charm. Visit the old town to the south to enjoy modern shops, cafés and sports facilities in the center. The harbor is always full of activity and is lined with moored fishing boats selling the day’s catch to locals and visitors.

From Sai Kung, you can travel to one of more than 70 nearby small islands. For more popular islands, ferries may run regularly or on an “on demand basis,” so it’s best to plan in advance and check schedules online.

There are plenty of hiking trails that lead into the nearby hills. The area has some historic attractions; enjoy the serene atmosphere of traditional temples, such as the Hung Shing Temple at Kau Sai Chau.

Back in Sai Kung, end your hike or beach excursion with a casual, open-air dining experience at any one of the local restaurants along the seafront—known as “Seafood Street.” Take your pick of live seafood from the enormous tank displays, then sit back and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

The nearby promenade offers views of numerous nearby small islands, including Kau Sai Chau, home of the famed Jockey Club Public Golf Course. Its three 18-hole courses are open to the public and are reached by ferry from the harbor.

There’s no MTR link to Sai Kung; it’s mainly served by minibuses leaving from MTR stations. From Choi Hung MTR Station take Exit C2, then minibus route 1A. Alternatively, from MTR Hang Hau Station you can take minibus route 101.

Where to stay in Sai Kung

Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung, Hong Kong SAR

Tseung Kwan O

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

Tseung Kwan O is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by Clear Water Bay Country Park, a top place to visit in the area.

Tseung Kwan O
Hang Hau, Sai Kung, Hong Kong SAR

Hang Hau

The restaurants and shopping are just a few features travellers like about Hang Hau. If you want to do some sightseeing nearby, Kowloon Bay and Kai Tak Cruise Terminal are a few top places to visit.

Hang Hau
Ma On Shan, Hong Kong SAR

Ma On Shan

Travellers like the parks in Ma On Shan, and Ma On Shan Country Park is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Ma On Shan

Top hotels in Sai Kung

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
4.5 out of 5
Tower 5, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung
The price is £68 per night

Located in Tseung Kwan O, this luxury hotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Kowloon Bay. Kai Tak ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,553 reviews)

"Not sure why the swimming not open in winter. But the weather is not cold in HK. Breakfast price for kids is a bit too high"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2020

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East
Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East
3.5 out of 5
Tower 4, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan 0, Sai Kung
The price is £49 per night

Located in Tseung Kwan O, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Kowloon Bay. Kai Tak Cruise ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,418 reviews)

"View from corner room is quite good. TV is a bit small, compared to the room space."…"

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2020

Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East
The Pier Hotel
The Pier Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No.9 Pak Sha Wan Street, Sai Kung

Situated by the sea, this hotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and within 9 miles (15 km) of Kowloon Bay and Ladies' Market. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (137 reviews)

"The room is spacious, the facilities are thoughtfully prepared. And most importantly the ocean view makes the whole stay much more enjoyable."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2020

The Pier Hotel

Popular places to visit in Sai Kung

Sai Kung Park
Image for Sai Kung Park

Sai Kung Park

Explore the great outdoors at Sai Kung Park, a lovely green space in Sai Kung. Stroll along the waterfront or visit the shops in this vibrant area.

Hong Kong Global Geopark
Image for Hong Kong Global Geopark

Hong Kong Global Geopark

Explore the great outdoors at Hong Kong Global Geopark, a lovely green space in Sai Kung. Amble around this vibrant area's waterfront and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Clear Water Bay Second Beach
Image for Clear Water Bay Second Beach

Clear Water Bay Second Beach

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Clear Water Bay Second Beach during your travels in Sai Kung? Amble around the area's parks or visit its shops.

East Dam of High Island Reservoir
Image for East Dam of High Island Reservoir

East Dam of High Island Reservoir

You can find out about the history of Sai Kung with a stop at East Dam of High Island Reservoir. Visit the shops and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.

Clear Water Bay First Beach
Image for Clear Water Bay First Beach

Clear Water Bay First Beach

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Clear Water Bay First Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Sai Kung. Wander the parks or discover the area's mountain views.

Sheung Luk Stream
Image for Sheung Luk Stream

Sheung Luk Stream

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Sheung Luk Stream during your travels in Sai Kung. Stroll along the waterfront in this vibrant area or visit its top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Sai Kung

Hong Kong Geopark Kayaking Adventure
Image for Hong Kong Geopark Kayaking Adventure

Hong Kong Geopark Kayaking Adventure

£113
Per adult
Sai Kung - The 'Back Garden' of Hong Kong
Image for Sai Kung - The 'Back Garden' of Hong Kong

Sai Kung - The 'Back Garden' of Hong Kong

£146
Per adult
Sai Kung Peninsula Hike
Image for Sai Kung Peninsula Hike

Sai Kung Peninsula Hike

£86
Per adult
Private Minivan: Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
Image for Private Minivan: Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

Private Minivan: Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

£103
Per adult
Skip-the-Line The Peak Tram & Hong Kong Island Tour with Stanley Market
Image for Skip-the-Line The Peak Tram & Hong Kong Island Tour with Stanley Market

Skip-the-Line The Peak Tram & Hong Kong Island Tour with Stanley Market

88% of travellers recommend
£26
Per adult
Plaza Premium First at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
Image for Plaza Premium First at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

Plaza Premium First at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

92% of travellers recommend
£65
Per adult

Cities near Sai Kung

Kowloon which includes food, markets and signage

Kowloon

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery which includes religious aspects and a temple or place of worship

Sha Tin

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Shek O

Shek O